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by JapanConsidered
Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Expedition Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 5094

Glad to hear it. I think you'll be happy with the Expedition for your purposes. I too am just under 6 feet, though over weight at 230 these days. And have shoes the family unkindly call "gun boats." Also, I'm not as limber as I once was. All around, an Old Coot paddler, in other words. The Expeditio...
by JapanConsidered
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Expedition Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 5094

Re: Expedition Questions

Hi, Don't have any experience with the Sevylor Pointer, so can't compare. But I have had an AF Expedition for over a year now. It doesn't leak. Or, at least, hasn't so far. After pretty rough treatment. First, I weigh about 225 most of the time. Sometimes a little more; sometimes a little less. But ...
by JapanConsidered
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: New owner - AE Expedition - best way to transport
Replies: 10
Views: 15431

Re: New owner - AE Expedition - best way to transport

Hi Kathy, Just saw your note. I'm not small, by any means. But I'm older, and transporting my Expedition to and from the car was a challenge. Can't always rely on the presence of sympathetic/willing younger folks to take an end! So, I got one of those little two-wheeled carts. A very cheap one. Don'...
by JapanConsidered
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Cold Water Paddling?
Replies: 3
Views: 8910

Re: Cold Water Paddling?

Hi Tom, Just saw your note. We live in the South Carolina Midlands. So, the climate is relatively temperate. But I've paddled year-round. In mid-40s F air temps, at the coldest, if memory serves. Just have to bundle up, and be prepared to survive an emergency dunk should it happen. I sure prefer it ...
by JapanConsidered
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Report on Backbone Installation for AF Expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 7655

Thanks

Thanks for the encouragement. After decades as an academic, I'm trying to learn to write like a normal person. Up hill, all the way! But as the real bloggers tell me, it's practice, practice, practice!

Bob
by JapanConsidered
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Report on Backbone Installation for AF Expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 7655

Report on Backbone Installation for AF Expedition

Hello All, I just posted a blog entry on the backbone that arrived a while back for the AF Expedition. Some text and photos. Nothing spectacular. Just a quick review. Have a look at: http://mobilestudiotravels.blogspot.com/ I'm really pleased with the backbone. A great addition to the Expedition, in...
by JapanConsidered
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

Clarification on Deck Lifter Terminology

Thanks for the clarification, Jeremy. That sounds just right. I may have to replace my bow-right lifter because I've over-inflated it repeatedly with the two-way pump. Live and learn. The Expedition, by the way, is performing beautifully with the backbone. I had it on Lake Keowee last week. After a ...
by JapanConsidered
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

Deck Lift

I may well have used the wrong term. I referred to the two air bladders on either side of the bow that when inflated help to give definition to the shape of the deck in front of the cockpit.

Bob
by JapanConsidered
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

New Deck Lift Possibility

Good thought. Maybe I'll order a couple of them, in case I've over-inflated the other one as well.

Bob
by JapanConsidered
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

In Fact, Didn't get it fixed!

Thanks, Pearly. I took the Expedition out for an excellent paddle on Lake Keowee, South Carolina, and discovered that I hadn't found all the leaks. Guess I pumped more pressure into that lifter than I thought! Oh well, try again with the Tear Aid, and have an even better object lesson in pump theory...
by JapanConsidered
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

Fixed!

This morning I inflated the bladder and checked for leaks. Including the repaired split in the seam. All tight and "air-worthy." Then, caution to the winds, I took an ancient wooden yardstick with no metal ends, folded over an inch or so of the extreme tip of the air bladder, and pushed it gently in...
by JapanConsidered
Sun May 31, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 14895

Replace Air Bladder Into Right Bow Sleeve After Repair?

Against all warning, I've over-inflated the bladder in the small tube on the right of the bow-side deck. The one that gives it shape and definition. Over-used the two-way pump! I've removed the gray bladder, located the split in the seam, and have it patched with Tear-Aid. NOW, any suggestions for r...
by JapanConsidered
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: What Happens to Posts that have a Forbidden Word?
Replies: 7
Views: 11370

Hi Jeremy, Didn't mean to open a can of worms here with my initial question. The forbidden list must be preventing spam since we don't see anything. So it's a good thing! Not a problem for me, at least. And someone recommended preparing longer posts in a word processor and saving a copy before posti...
by JapanConsidered
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: What Happens to Posts that have a Forbidden Word?
Replies: 7
Views: 11370

That's the way to go, SF48. And I've never moderated one of these newsgroups either. What a job! I usually use your method when writing for other venues. Just have to get used to a new environment. Thanks, Bob [Snip] ... If I happen to be writing a longer post, I usually do so in Word and then copy ...
by JapanConsidered
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: What Happens to Posts that have a Forbidden Word?
Replies: 7
Views: 11370

Oh, I quite agree, SF48. My question, though, is what happens to a post that may have included a forbidden term, once the writer posts it. Is the offending post permanently deleted, or is it available somewhere for resurrection. Good to know beforehand, to avoid losing the text of a longer post, suc...